Networking Analysis & Insight

Future road sign

Forget 5G, it's Wi-Fi that continues to grow

Analysis & Insight 13 Nov, 2014 Stephen Pritchard

Faster 4G – and the promise of 5G – will help businesses on the move. But Wi-Fi will remain a core service for years to come.

wireless antenna

National roaming: Filling in the UK's mobile coverage gaps

Analysis & Insight 6 Nov, 2014 Stephen Pritchard

Plans to let mobile users "roam" on to other networks have met with resistance, but may be part of the solution to "notspots"

Broadband speed

Faster than fast: The roadmap to 400Mpbs mobile data

Analysis & Insight 25 Sep, 2014 Stephen Pritchard

A new version of the LTE cellular standard promises speeds of up to 400Mbps next year. This puts mobile connections ahead of landlines

Broadband

Rural broadband: still life on a branch line

Analysis & Insight 28 Aug, 2014 Stephen Pritchard

The UK now boasts some of the best average broadband speeds in Europe, but this still leaves a large number of businesses in the slow lane

Networking

The power of the network in education

Analysis & Insight 28 Jul, 2014 Jane McCallion

A modern communications and networking infrastructure can benefit all involved in teaching and learning, as Jane McCallion discovers...

Education technology

Learning never stops: Harnessing the power of network connectivity in education

Analysis & Insight 25 Jul, 2014 Caroline Donnelly

Round-the-clock internet activity has revolutionised the way students and teachers approach learning. Caroline Donnelly find out more...

Broadband access: local action will be key to passing the 1bn mark

Analysis & Insight 12 Jun, 2014 Stephen Pritchard

Global fixed-line internet connections are growing rapidly, but some communities are still left in "not spots”.

Wi-Fi

Why Wi-Fi & coffee are more attractive than 4G

Analysis & Insight 22 May, 2014 Stephen Pritchard

Tablet users are more likely to turn to Wi-Fi than 4G on the road, research shows. But this could benefit enterprise users

The worldwide web at 25: business' window on the world

Analysis & Insight 13 Mar, 2014 Stephen Pritchard

What are businesses making of an invention many CIOs dismissed as a gimmick?

WWW helpers

The web at 25: Where next?

Analysis & Insight 12 Mar, 2014 Simon Brew

As the world wide web celebrates its birthday, Simon takes stock of what's happened so far, and the big tests ahead...

Broadband

Joining the dots in European broadband

Analysis & Insight 28 Nov, 2013 Stephen Pritchard

The EC has mapped broadband coverage across the continent. Unsurprisingly Scandinavia and the Benelux does well, but so does much of the UK.

Phone wars: Can technology improve the humble conference call?

Analysis & Insight 17 Oct, 2013 Stephen Pritchard

Audio conferencing is an important business tool, but the quality often leaves a lot to be desired.

Locking down the Internet of Things

Analysis & Insight 2 Oct, 2013 Caroline Donnelly

Much has been made of the economic benefits of the Internet of Things, but at what cost to our security and privacy?

Rural broadband: no more dial tone

Analysis & Insight 12 Sep, 2013 Stephen Pritchard

BT has switched off its dial-up internet access. But the UK still lacks a proper rural broadband strategy.

File sharing

Citrix ShareFile: grown-up file sharing

Analysis & Insight 9 Sep, 2013 Steve Cassidy

Steve Cassidy takes a look at what ShareFile has to offer.

connectivity

Short take: Dell S6000 SDN switch

Analysis & Insight 4 Sep, 2013 Steve Cassidy

The humble switch is more important in today's world than you might think...

The big 4G network switch on

Analysis & Insight 8 Aug, 2013 Stephen Pritchard

Inside the Enterprise: Now Vodafone and O2 have announced their 4G launch dates, is the technology viable for business?

net connectivity

Looking for profit in the Internet of Things

Analysis & Insight 1 Aug, 2013 Stephen Pritchard

Inside the Enterprise: How can CIOs make the most of the opportunities presented by the Internet of Things?

mobile network

Measuring Britain’s rural dial tone

Analysis & Insight 6 Jun, 2013 Stephen Pritchard

The Countryside Alliance has stepped in to the debate about rural communities’ access to communications.

4G road sign

4G spending spree takes place in UK

Analysis & Insight 21 Feb, 2013 Stephen Pritchard

The 4G spectrum auction raised less than the Government hoped. But businesses should still benefit.

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